The Proportion of Adolescents Complaining of Anterior Knee Pain with Osteochondritis Dissecans and the Utility of Screening Radiographs in its Diagnosis.

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Title:
The Proportion of Adolescents Complaining of Anterior Knee Pain with Osteochondritis Dissecans and the Utility of Screening Radiographs in its Diagnosis.
Author:
MacKenzie, James
Affiliation:
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Issue Date:
1-Apr-2016
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Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Medicine - Phoenix, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the College of Medicine - Phoenix Scholarly Projects 2016 collection. For more information, contact the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library at pbc-library@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Osteochondritis dissecans is a rare condition which can cause disabling knee pain in adolescents. Treatment and prognosis hinges upon the stage of the lesion and early detection is paramount 1‐3. Until recently, epidemiologic information regarding OCD in adolescents was unavailable. However in 2013 Kessler et al. demonstrated an incidence of 9.5/100,000 in the general adolescent population 4. Chief complains from patients with OCD usually localize pain to the knee joint line, but less commonly, patients may complain of anterior knee pain. This retrospective chart review looked at the amount of OCD diagnoses in adolescents specifically complaining of anterior knee pain without causative trauma in the years 2009 and 2010 at a major children’s hospital. It was noted that 7.5% of children with this presentation had a diagnosis of OCD. This number was over three orders of magnitude higher than the incidence seen in the general adolescent population as established by Kessler and may support the use of screening radiographs in this subset of patients to detect OCD in its early stages.
MeSH Subjects:
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome; Adolescent; Osteochondritis Dissecans; Retrospective Studies; Mass Screening
Description:
A Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
Mentor:
Vaughn, Jeffrey M DO; Shrader, M Wade MD

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Proportion of Adolescents Complaining of Anterior Knee Pain with Osteochondritis Dissecans and the Utility of Screening Radiographs in its Diagnosis.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMacKenzie, Jamesen
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenixen
dc.date.issued2016-04-01en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Medicine - Phoenix, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the College of Medicine - Phoenix Scholarly Projects 2016 collection. For more information, contact the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library at pbc-library@email.arizona.edu.en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.description.abstractOsteochondritis dissecans is a rare condition which can cause disabling knee pain in adolescents. Treatment and prognosis hinges upon the stage of the lesion and early detection is paramount 1‐3. Until recently, epidemiologic information regarding OCD in adolescents was unavailable. However in 2013 Kessler et al. demonstrated an incidence of 9.5/100,000 in the general adolescent population 4. Chief complains from patients with OCD usually localize pain to the knee joint line, but less commonly, patients may complain of anterior knee pain. This retrospective chart review looked at the amount of OCD diagnoses in adolescents specifically complaining of anterior knee pain without causative trauma in the years 2009 and 2010 at a major children’s hospital. It was noted that 7.5% of children with this presentation had a diagnosis of OCD. This number was over three orders of magnitude higher than the incidence seen in the general adolescent population as established by Kessler and may support the use of screening radiographs in this subset of patients to detect OCD in its early stages.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.subject.meshPatellofemoral Pain Syndromeen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshOsteochondritis Dissecansen
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshMass Screeningen
dc.descriptionA Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.en
dc.contributor.mentorVaughn, Jeffrey M DOen
dc.contributor.mentorShrader, M Wade MDen
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